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  1. All new Raymarine Cyclone Solid State Radar for Boats

    Raymarine has just announced their all new Cyclone open array radar.  What makes it so new and great?  First, this is Raymarine's first open array solid state radar.  They've been doing this new technology for years with their Quantum domes, but now offer it in open array. Solid state radars generally use less power, emit less radiation, turn on faster, and most importantly the signal can be manipulated more. This last feature results in improved image quality, and some neat features. 

    The image quality is improved because this radar uses CHIRP (Compressed high intensity radar pulse).  This sends out a blast of frequencies and listens back for all of them.  To explain this at the most basic level, if a target is shown on multiple frequencies and missing on a few others, the system determines it is a real target. Conversely if a target only shows up on a

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  2. Winterizing your Marine Electronics

    As many boating seasons in the Northern states are coming to a close, we decided to write a quick note to give you of a few electronic winterization tips to follow before you put your boat away. You know the basic winterization checklist includes shrink-wrapping, draining and changing engine oil etc., but it is easy to forget to care for the expensive items onboard


    1. Save User Data- Save all of your waypoints, routes, and tracks to an SD memory card. Maybe manufacturers have apps that you can download to have a 'cloud' back-up storage as well. Here is an SD card combo you can find on Amazon.

    2. Remove Electronics- If you have the ability to remove any on-board electronic

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  3. Garmin 8600 Series Explained

    If you have been shopping for electronics, trolling motors

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  4. Garmin GPSMAP 1223 and 1243 and XSV models Explained

    If you have been shopping for electronics, trolling motors, and just about everything else you'll notice just about everything is backordered.

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  5. 2021 Spring Backorders

    A word on backorders from our CEO

    If you have been shopping for electronics, trolling motors, and just about everything else you'll notice just about everything is backordered. It is a real problem. We have altered our way of processing orders to take a two pronged approach to getting our customers the equipment they want in the fastest time possible.  We'll go into detail below. Before that, I want to take a moment to explain the online landscape so you'll know what goes on behind the scenes when you place an online order.

    "We have fully turned our attention to handling backorders in a manner to get products to customers as soon as possible.  A backorder in our system is no longer sitting unnoticed in the background. We have staffed up to ensure we use every available channel to fill backorders as soon as possible.  - Emily Powers, VP of Ecommerce"


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  6. Motorguide Tour Pro Sonar Adapter Cables

    |Here is a list of adapters that the Tour Pro can use to connect the internal transducer to your gps/sonar display.  The Tour Pro must be Sonar equipped. 

    Transducer adapter cables available from BOE Marine  |  Part Number
    Lowrance® 9‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004174
    Lowrance® 7‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004175
    Humminbird® 11‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004176
    Humminbird® 7‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004177
    Garmin® 8‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004178
    Raymarine® HD+ Element Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004179
    Raymarine® HD+ Axiom Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004180
    MotorGuide 15' HD+ "Universal Sonar Extension Cable   |  8M4004245

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  7. Garmin 8612xsv vs Simrad NSS12 Evo3s

    While the decision ultimately comes down to personal preference and personal needs, we offer unbiased opinions using only facts to get you the information you need to make a tough decision. 


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  8. Selecting Cartography for your MFD

    Read more about selecting the correct Cartography for your boating needs.
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  9. What is a Garmin Marine GPS

    Question: What is a Garmin Marine GPS? -  Nick G.

    Answer: A Garmin Marine GPS is a device used for navigation on a boat. "Garmin" is often used as a generic term to refer to a marine GPS because Garmin is one of the most popular brands. These GPS systems generally have a moving map showing obstructions, land, depths, and navigational aids. 

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  10. What is a Fishfinder GPS

    Question: What is a Fishfinder GPS? Dave M.

    Answer:  A Fishfinder GPS is what is commonly referred to as a Combo unit for a boat.   It contains a Marine GPS to show navigation and boat position, as well as a built-in sonar system for depoth and fishfinding. Both wil show up on the screen at the same time in split screen mode, or they can be viewed one at a time in full screen mode. 

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